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Dans Paris (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 2006 (France)
After a love affair ends badly, a young Parisian named Paul (Romain Duris) sinks into the same kind of deep depression that led his sister to kill herself. He moves back home with his ... See full summary »


Christophe Honoré
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Cast overview:
Romain Duris ... Paul
Louis Garrel ... Jonathan
Guy Marchand ... Mirko
Joana Preiss ... Anna
Alice Butaud ... Alice
Marie-France Pisier ... La mère
Héléna Noguerra ... La fille du scooter
Judith El Zein ... La fille qui croit qu'il va pleuvoir
Annabelle Hettmann Annabelle Hettmann ... La fille dans la vitrine
Mathieu Funck-Brentano Mathieu Funck-Brentano ... Le garçon à la cigarette
Lou Rambert Preiss Lou Rambert Preiss ... Loup (as Lou Rambert-Preiss)


After a love affair ends badly, a young Parisian named Paul (Romain Duris) sinks into the same kind of deep depression that led his sister to kill herself. He moves back home with his father (Guy Marchand) and aimless brother Jonathan (Louis Garrel) but refuses to get out of bed. One night, Paul rises from his torpor and makes a fateful visit to the Seine. Written by filmcomment

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Drama | Romance


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In one scene of the film, where Jonathan walks in front of the cinema, two movie posters are shown. One is for A History of Violence (2005), a film which was also released in cinemas in France via the same distributor as this film. The other is for Last Days (2005) starring Michael Pitt, who co-starred with Louis Garrel in The Dreamers (2003). See more »


Paul: I think we grossly underestimate our sorrows, in general. We always die of sadness, actually.
Alice: You mean sadness is put inside us at birth?
Paul: Yes.
Alice: Like eye color?
Alice: Exactly. That's why it needs our care, but others can do nothing. No one can do anything about eye color. Also, I think it would be fair to let you take care of your sorrow alone.
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References A History of Violence (2005) See more »


Avant la haine
Music and Lyrics by Alex Beaupain
Performed by Romain Duris and Joana Preiss
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Very French, very philosophical
1 November 2006 | by sheilacornukSee all my reviews

I liked the avant-garde touches such as the address-to-camera in the opening, the speeded-up lovers cavorting by the Seine and touches like Jon reading a copy of 'Franny et Zooey' (another story with a dead sister)or that he stops in front of two film posters in the street, neither of which I've seen but both of which I'm sure are relevant. The conversation Paul has with Jon's forlorn girl-friend about his theory of sadness is also very moving, as is Paul's reading of the children's storybook to his younger brother, if both are somewhat obscure.The father preparing dinner whilst his estranged wife outlines the difficulties of their previous relationship seems rooted in reality. Paul's self-destructive behaviour and the see-saw moods of his relationship are bizarre believable. The relationships are discussed in a way that is both reflective and expressive, such a change from the cutesy-clichés of American romances.

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Gemini Films [France]


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Release Date:

4 October 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Loire, France See more »


Box Office


EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,231, 12 August 2007

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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